Education means a lot in everyone’s life as it enables our learning, knowledge and skill. It entirely enhances our mind and personality and further assistance’s us to attain the positive attitudes. And of course, we all want to see our kids going towards the path of success which is only probable through proper education as every parent wishes to see their child as a doctor, engineer and so on. Along with bookish learning, a student should spend time on games and sports as it plays vital role in child’s life. This article will discuss the Importance of games in child’s life.

Well, Sports/Games period is something that all kids look forward to in school.

For a lot of kids 50 minutes as a sports/Games period seems too short a time. Playing a sport has always had an important and mostly positive effect on children. Games are essential to retain the body fit and fine. It enhances the mental and physical growth of child. Kids participate in sports for ample of reasons. Be it for fun, due to personal motivation, acquire the status that playing a sport brings with, for fitness, due to parental pressure, or a desire to be like a famous sports person a child admires. Whatever the reasons for a child to engage in a sport may be, they most definitely reap the benefits of it.

Every sport has different rules and assists in different ways in the development of Kid’s mind. Sports and games can be classified as following:

  • Indoor games
  • Outdoor games

Indoor games

(that are played, situated or done inside the building) such as puzzle games, chess, quiz, carom and so on help to increase the mental power of the child and considered to be the best way to exercise the mind.

Outdoor games

(that are played, happening or situated outside) such as hockey, cricket, volleyball, basketball, etc. helps in the physical development of the child.

Importance of games in child’s life:

  • Sports & Strength:

    These are the two sides of coin. Playing sports helps kids in strengthening the immune system, maintaining physical coordination, enhancing body strength and thus keeps mind peaceful, sharp and active with improved concentration. It also reduces the risk of obesity, diabetes and other complications.

  • Overcoming from anxiety:

    Children are not able to maintain the balance due to the competitive era. Depression, feeling stressed out, etc. are the common symptoms among the kids. Playing sports/games on a regular basis helps in easily overcoming from anxiety, tension and nervousness. It helps pump up endorphins, sometimes called “feel good hormones”, thereby releasing the tension and frustration.  Also, it gives everyone a nice break from their monotonous lives because when the kids are on the play field they forget everything.

  •  Self-esteem and Confidence:

    It helps in boosting a child’s self-esteem and confidence. They can handle stress & pressure if they are involved in games. And time management skills also get advanced in a kid, thus making him punctual. All these skills help him adapt better to the roles that he would be expected to play in adulthood and will be able to cope up any difficult situation whether in the personal or professional life.

  • Discipline and Dedication:

    Games main objective is not merely fun; it also instills the spirit of discipline and dedication among kids. Games teach patience to the child in a way that he should play a game for the game’s sake, not for the defeat or victory.

  • Team spirit, Cooperation and Leadership Skills:

    Games helps in fostering team spirit, cooperation and leadership skills. Kids learn to cooperate with their team mates and learn to function in harmony with others and respect authority. It can also be applied to work in school. For example, your child has to complete a project in a team of two or more. It keeps us fit both physically and mentally and thus socially, emotionally, psychologically and intellectually.

So, Games/ Sports not only to facilitate a healthy lifestyle, but also help the students to perform better academically. Thus there is a great Importance of games in child’s life.

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Akansha is a position holder in MBA from PANJAB UNIVERSITY, Chandigarh. She loves to write blogs on parenting. She is the Co-founder of "Budding Star".

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